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About the Films

Almost a Woman
Based on the books When I Was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman by Esmeralda Santiago
Directed by Betty Kaplan
Screenplay by Esmeralda Santiago

The American
Based on the book by Henry James
Directed by Paul Unwin
Screenplay by Michael Hastings

Anna Karenina
Based on the book by Leo Tolstoy
Directed by David Blair
Screenplay by Allan Cubitt

Daniel Deronda
Based on the book by George Eliot
Directed by Tom Hooper
Screenplay by Andrew Davies

David Copperfield
Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Directed by Simon Curtis
Screenplay by Adrian Hodges

A Death in the Family
Based on the book by James Agee
Directed by Gil Cates
Adapted by Robert W. Lenski

Doctor Zhivago
Based on the book by Boris Pasternak
Directed by Giacomo Campiotto
Screenplay by Andrew Davies

Far from the Madding Crowd
Based on the book by Thomas Hardy
Directed by Nicholas Renton
Screenplay by Philomena McDonagh

Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Based on the book by James Hilton
Directed by Stuart Orme
Screenwriter: Hannah Weaver

Great Expectations
Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Adapted by Tony Marchant

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Based on the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by David Attwood
Screenplay by Allan Cubitt

The Merchant of Venice
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Trevor Nunn

The Mill on the Floss
Based on the book by George Eliot
Directed by Graham Theakston
Screenplay by Hugh Stoddart

Northanger Abbey
Based on the book by Jane Austen
Directed by David Attwood
Screenplay by Allan Cubitt

Oliver Twist
Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Directed by Renny Rye
Adapted by Alan Beasdale

Othello
Based on the play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Geoff Saxe
Screenplay by William Davies

Our Town
Based on the play by Thornton Wilder
Directed by James Naughton

Rebecca
Based on the book by Daphne Du Maurier
Directed by Jim O'Brien
Screenplay by Arthur Hopcraft

The Road from Coorain
Based on the book by Jill Ker Conway
Directed by Brendan Maher
Screenplay by Sue Smith

The Turn of the Screw
Based on the novella by Henry James
Directed by Ben Bolt
Screenplay by Nick Dear

Wuthering Heights
Based on the book by Emily Brontë
Adapted by Neil MacKay


More Films

You may want to use these other Masterpiece Theatre productions based on great literature.

Bleak House, based on the book by Charles Dickens
Cora, Unashamed, based on the short story by Langston Hughes
The Forsyte Saga, based on the books by John Galsworthy
Jude the Obscure, based on the book by Thomas Hardy
King Lear, based on the play by William Shakespeare
Madame Bovary, based on the book by Gustave Flaubert
Middlemarch, based on the book by George Eliot
Our Mutual Friend, based on the book by Charles Dickens
The Ponder Heart, based on the book by Eudora Welty
The Song of the Lark, based on the book by Willa Cather


Credits

This teacher's guide was produced by the Educational Outreach department of the WGBH Educational Foundation.

Director, Educational Outreach
Karen Barss

Manager, Editorial Content
Sonja Latimore

Print Project Director
Cyrisse Jaffee

Associate Editor
Amy Kittenplan Hubbard

Writer
Katherine Schulten

Advisors
Dale Allender
Associate Executive Director
National Council of Teachers of English

Amy Anderson
Wellesley High School
Wellesley, MA

Anne Kornfeld
Newcomers High School
Long Island City, NY

Michele Leong
Newton North High School
Newton, MA

David McCullough Jr.
Wellesley High School
Wellesley, MA

Rachel Skerritt
Boston Latin School
Boston, MA

Masterpiece Theatre is a registered trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation

Funding provided by Exxon Mobil Corporation.

©2004 WGBH Educational Foundation. Permission is granted for reproduction of this printed material for educational use only. All other rights reserved.


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